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Children's Day 2013 set to be special
After such a fantastic Children's day last year,
with many events ran around the country,
this year will be bigger and better than ever
Join in the fun on March 3 and 'Treasure our
Children' - this year's timeless theme.
See what you can do every day to treasure a child.
To treasure your child this year, it may be making
sure they have everything they need, looking after
yourself so you can be there for them, or take time
out of your day to just be with them and have fun.
Whatever you do, make sure it's for your child, and
give them the day they deserve.
In and around Southland some exciting activities
will be taking place.
Invercargill Children's Day
Where: Invercargill Fire Station, Jed Street,
When: Sunday 3rd March, 11am - 2pm
Activities: Lots of free fun activities, including; arts
and crafts, bouncy castles, crazy bikes, electric
blanket testing, zumba, chalk, playdough and
much more. Bring you lunch and sit in the under
shelter seating available. There will be free water,
fruit and sun screen available throughout the
event. The event will be broadcast live. The Fire
Muesum will also be open.
Contact person: Rhonda Hoffman, 027 312 3085
Fiordland Children's Day
'Play date with nature'
Where: Ivon Wilson Park, Te Anau, Fiordland
When: Sunday 3rd March, 11am - 2pm
Activities: Join us for the biggest ever 'Play date
with nature'. Be prepared to be splattered in mud,
climb a tree in the 'Fairy Forest' or go bug hunting
amongst the 'Weta ramps'. The 'Roly-poly hill',
'Spooky Trail', and story time at the 'Gnuff House'
all await you at the biggest ever play date with
Contact person: Caroline Carter, 03 249 0240
Chipmunks Playland & Cafe
Where: 103 Spey Street, CBD, Invercargill
When: Monday 4th March, 10am - 5pm
Activities: Half price door entry on Children's Day!
Exciting indoor play area and cafe. Bring you wee
ones along and watch them explore, run, jump,
slide & swing! Fun for everyone from toddlers
through to 11 years of age!
Contact person: Wendy Price, 03 214 6109
Eastern Southland Childrens Day
Where: Gore Multisports Complex, Gore
When: Sunday 3rd March, 1pm - 4pm
Activities: Free family fun day including
swimming, ice skating, titanic slide, bouncy
castles, ice creams, sausage sizzle, face painting
and lots more.
Contact person: Robyn Morris, 03 208 8480
ABC Invercargill Children's Day
Where: ABC Invercargill
When: March 4th --- March 8th
Who: Children enrolled at ABC
Activites: Monday---Face painting, wacky hair day
Tuesday---Invite a special person for the morning
Wednesday---Teddybears Picnic and bring your
Thursday---Carnivalwith pony rides and a bouncy
castle at Anderson Park 5:30pm---7:30pm
Friday---Dress up and a shared lunch.
Team spirit: Dipton Primary School students, from left, Trevor Hoyle, Anna Shaw, Justin Shaw, Kieran Hoyle and Ella Crane
are full of excitement about this Sunday's Winton fun run. The students will be joining their families, and dressing in their
school colours, to take part in the run. The event starts at 10am and entries can be made on the day. Photo: MARY WITSEY
What: Winton fun run
When and where:
Sunday, 10am at
(Midlands rugby round).
Why: Funds raised going
to the building of a new
skatepark in Winton.
Entry forms: Sports
Southland in Invercargill,
Winton Night and Day
and The Local, or will be
taken on the day.
Organisers are hoping for 1000
entries in the first Winton fun run
this Sunday and judging by the
popularity of the event, they
might just achieve it.
Businesses, schools, families and
friends, some who've been train-
ing for weeks and others who're
just going to turn up on the day
and give it a go, are all lacing up
their running shoes and looking
forward to the starter's gun.
Organiser Julia Eade said she had
been thrilled at the interest in the
As for numbers -- the more the
merrier, with entries being taken
right up to 10am on the day.
''I'd love for there to be 1000
people,'' she said.
The event included 3km, 5km and
10km distances and participants
could walk, run or bike.
''No one should feel that they're
not fit enough to do this -- there's
really a distance for everyone, of
The Winton Walking group was
lining up, along with members of
the Winton Warlords rugby
league team and the Winton
Soccer Club. Dipton School
students and families were look-
ing at making it a real community
event, with everyone dressed in
red for the occasion.
A trophy for the best-dressed
business team had been donated
by the Winton Business Associ-
ation and already groups from the
Winton Bakery, Winton Stock
Feed and the Middle Pub, were
''We're really pushing that whole
community involvement thing.''
Funds raised would go to the
establishment of a new skatepark
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